China now says 50 people, not two, died in Xinjiang blasts

September 26, 2014 2:39 AM

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China’s state-run media now say 50 people, not two, died in a series of explosions over the weekend in far western Xinjiang province.

Provincial authorities initially said that Sunday’s explosions in Luntai county left two people dead and 100 injured. But late Thursday, the official New China News Agency issued a new account, reporting 40 “rioters” died, along with six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary police office...

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